Buy Jigsaw Puzzles at HobbyWonder
Jigsaw Puzzels 1000 Pieces Plus at Hobby Wonder
JigsawPuzzles at HobbyWonder 800 Number
Puzzle Manufacturers
3D Puzzle
Brain Box
FX Schmid
Hanky Panky
Puzzle Plex
Rovio Learning
Royal Canadian Mint
Smart Games
Think Fun
Number of Pieces
3D-500 Pieces and Under
3D-500 to 1000 pieces
3D-Over 1000 pieces

2D-Under 1000 pieces
2D-1000 pieces
2D-1001 to 2000 pieces
2D-2000 to 5,000 pieces
2D-5000 to 10000 pieces
2D-Over 10,000 pieces

Puzzle Categories
Jigsaw Puzzles
 3D Puzzles
  3D Castle
  3D Clocks
  3D Disney
  3D Places
  3D Monuments
  3D Sports
  3D Globes
  3D Skyscrapers
  3D Vehicles
   3D Planes
   3D Trains
   3D Boats
   3D Cars
   3D Helicopters
  3D Star Wars
  3D Thomas Kinkade
  3D Street Scenes
   3D Bridges
  3D Lord of the Rings
  3D Arts & Paintings
  3D Music
  3D Churches
  3D Animals
  3D Metal
  3D Houses
 Flat 2D Puzzles
  Lord of the Rings
   Sea Life
  Arts & Paintings
   Vincent Van Gogh
   Pauline Paquin
   Thomas Kinkaid
   Claude Monet
   San Francisco
   New York
  Globes and Maps
  Nature Scenes
  People & Celebrities
  Street Scene
   Harley Davidson
 CD Puzzles
 Puzzle Accesories
 Word Game
 Math Games
 Lego Themes
 Lego Movies & TV
 Lego Creator
 Lego City
 Science Toys
Drawing Supplies

Irises by Vincent Van Gogh - Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle

ravensburger 1000 piece puzzle vincent van goghs paiting irises artwork irises-painting-puzzle-van-gogh

Title:    Irises by Vincent Van Gogh
Artist:  Vincent Van Gogh
Size:     Height = 20 inches
             Width = 27 inches
Pieces: 1000
Manufacturer: Ravensburger

Irises is a painting by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. It was one of his first works while he was at the asylum at Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France in the last year before his death in 1890.

It was painted before his first attack at the asylum. There is a lack of the high tension which is seen in his later works. He called the painting "the lightning conductor for my illness", because he felt that he could keep himself from going insane by continuing to paint.

The painting was influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, like many of his works and those by other artists of the time. The similarities occur with strong outlines, unusual angles, including close-up views and also flattish local colour (not modelled according to the fall of light).

He considered this painting a study, which is probably why there are no known drawings for it, although Theo, Van Gogh's brother, thought better of it and quickly submitted it to the annual exhibition of the Société des Artistes Indépendants in September 1889, together with Starry Night over the Rhone. He wrote to Vincent of the exhibition: "[It] strikes the eye from afar. The Irises are a beautiful study full of air and life."

Ravensburger History

Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH is a German game company and market leader in the European jigsaw puzzle market.

The company was founded by Otto Robert Maier with seat in Ravensburg, a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. He began publishing in 1883 with his first author contract. He started publishing instruction folders for craftsmen and architects, which soon acquired him a solid financial basis. His first board game appeared in 1884, named "Journey around the world".

At the turn of the 20th century, his product line broadened to include picture books, books, children’s activity books, Art Instruction manuals, non-fiction books, and reference books as well as children’s games, Happy Families and activity kits. In 1900, the Ravensburger blue triangle trademark was registered with the Imperial Patent office. As of 1912, many board and activity games had an export version that was distributed to Western Europe, the countries of the Danube Monarchy as well as Russia.

Before the First World War, Ravensburger had around 800 products. The publishing house was damaged during the Second World War and continued to produce games in the years of the reconstruction. The company focused on children's games and books and specialized books for art, architecture and hobbies, and from 1962 grew strongly. The company started to produce jigsaw puzzle games in 1964, and in the same year opened subsidiaries in Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 1977 the company split into a book publishing arm and a game publishing arm.

Today there are approximately 1,800 available books and 850 games as well as puzzles, hobby products and CD-ROM titles at Ravensburger and its subsidiaries, which include Alea for "hobby and ardent game players" and FX Schmid for games and children's books. Ravensburger products are exported to more than fifty countries.

In September 2010, Ravensburger broke Educa's record for the world's largest jigsaw puzzle of 24,000 pieces. Ravensburger's new puzzle design by late pop artist Keith Haring titled, 'Keith Haring: Double Retrospect' breaks the Guinness Book of World Records measuring 17' × 6' built from 32,256 pieces and comes with its own dolly cart for toting.

Home | About Us | Our Products | Ordering | Shipping Info | Search | Contact Us